So, You’ve Been Vaccinated. A man sitting in his chair with a little boy showing him something in his book.

Getting vaccinated is an exciting step toward enjoying the activities we knew and love before the pandemic, but a shot in the arm won’t magically solve all our problems. After close to a year of pandemic fatigue, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to the CDC, someone is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the second dose in the 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna vaccines) or 2 weeks after a single dose (Johnson & Johnson).

CDC’s guidelines for the fully vaccinated suggest:

• Visit with other fully vaccinated individual without wearing masks or physical distancing.

• Visit with unvaccinated people who are at low risk of COVID-19.

• Vaccinated people can skip quarantine and testing if they’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19 who is asymptomatic. (Vaccinated people should monitor they symptoms for 14 days).

The CDC stated that even vaccinated people should keep taking precautions in public spaces shared with crowds of strangers, including masks and social distancing.

Learn more about the Centers for Disease and Control’s new guidelines and measures by visiting cdc.gov.

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